Welcome to the High Point State Park blog - your source for information about nature and history programs in the Park. High Point is located in the northwestern corner of New Jersey in rural Sussex County.

Please call the Interpretive Center at 973.875.1471 if you have questions about park programs, or email us at highpointprograms@gmail.com.

For questions about hiking, camping, swimming, picnicking or other information, please call the park office at 973.875.4800 or go to the official website for High Point State Park and the NJ Division of Parks and Forestry.
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Monthly Calendar

To view the full program description in Google Calendar, click on the program title, then click on the "more details" link at the bottom of the expanded entry, and a new window will open with all the program information. You can also switch between "monthly, "weekly," and "agenda" views by clicking on the tabs in the upper right corner. To create a printer-friendly calendar, click on the icon to the left of the tabs. To advance through the months click on the forward/backward arrows at the top left of the calendar.

October Programs

Yoga on the Mountain
Saturday, October 3, 2009 from 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM
Open for all levels. Registration is required, please call 973-702-0488. Come and enjoy the view while relaxing your mind and body! The Friends of High Point are hosting a yoga class in the Interpretive Center at High Point State Park. No previous experience is required, but you’ll want to bring a yoga mat.

Leaf Art
Thursday, October 8, 2009 from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Or Saturday, October 17, 2009 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Families w/children ages 3 to 10. Meet at the Interpretive Center.
Come learn to identify a few common tree species and use fallen leaves to create art using a variety of techniques including spatter painting, printing, and rubbing. You may want to bring a smock or old shirt if you have one.

Falling for Trees

Saturday, October 17, 2009 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Families w/children ages 4 to 10. Meet at the Interpretive Center.
Fall is a busy time in the forest. Trees and plants are storing energy and spreading their seeds. Come explore the tallest residents of the fall forest, their colors, leaves, and life cycles, as well as learn how to identify a few common ridgetop species..

Open Hearth Cooking
Saturday, October 24, 2009 from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM

All ages. Event is free of charge, but donations are appreciated. Proceeds support future Friends of High Point State Park programs and events.
Step back in time and see how food was prepared before there were electric stoves and microwave ovens. You’ll see how food can be cooked on a wood fire and will get to taste the results. There will also be cider pressing demonstrations at 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM.

Hike through History

Saturday, October 31, 2009 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Adults/Families w/children age 10 and up. Registration is not required. Meet at the Interpretive Center.
Come take a trip back through time as we walk portions of the Steenykill Trail and old woods roads covering about 2.5 miles. Enjoy a scenic walk, hear stories, and see pictures of High Point’s past along the way. Most of the walking will be fairly easy, but there is one strenuous climb.